Cocktail stories: Clover Club Royale

Reinvented classics sit at the heart of the menu in acclaimed bar owner Ryan Chetiyawardana’s first overseas outpost, Super Lyan. The Amsterdam venue has put a sparkling twist on the Clover Club cocktail. At Amsterdam’s Super Lyan, which bar manager Dan Garnell describes as having a “crazy design”, drinkers can enjoy twists on classic concoctions such as the Old Fashioned, Margarita and Cosmopolitan. While guests snack on vegan donuts in one of the venue’s three…

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Cocktail stories: Archimedes Screwdriver

What would Greek mathematician Archimedes’ favourite cocktail have been? Cardiff’s Lab 22 thinks it has the answer with this twist on the Screwdriver. At Cardiff’s Lab 22, drinkers can taste their way through the Pioneers and Revolutionaries menu, a list of cocktails created in honour of some of the brightest minds in science, engineering and mathematics. The menu boasts drinks made for English physician Christopher Merret, US astronaut Mae Jemison and English X‐ray crystallographer Rosalind…

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Cocktail stories: Convoy

Music from the 1970s inspires the drinks at Montreal’s Coldroom, but that doesn’t mean the team will simply serve you whiskey in a jar. The bar’s general manager recounts the story behind the coconut-infused Convoy cocktail. Since opening in 2016, Coldroom has made a name for itself by serving up some of Montreal’s most innovative cocktails. “Coldroom is full of surprises,” says Daniel Boulianne, general manager at the Canadian venue (pictured). “Every part of the…

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Cocktail Stories: Singapore Sling

The Long Bar at Raffles Singapore is renowned for creating the Singapore Sling, so when renovations were announced, the cocktail was refreshed too. “Having been created at the Long Bar in 1915 by Raffles bartender Ngiam Tong Boon, the iconic Singapore Sling is an extremely important part of the bar,” says Frederic Serol, executive assistant manager of food and beverage at Raffles Singapore. The gin‐based classic cocktail has been served up in the Long Bar…

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Cocktail Stories: Reformed Pornstar

Despite its position as one of the world’s most popular cocktails, acclaimed London bar Duck & Waffle has given the Porn Star Martini a makeover. The Porn Star Martini was created by bartender Douglas Ankrah at London cocktail bar Townhouse in 2002. Since its inception, the combination of vanilla, passion fruit, vodka and sparkling wine has gone on to become one of the world’s most popular serves. In fact, it was voted the UK’s favourite…

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